Auto Centre Closure

January 5, 2015
Auto Centre Closure

A commitment to high quality goods and services has always been a part of what makes co-operatives unique. Pineland Co-op strives to live up to this value at every turn. As part of our commitment to provide our members and guests with the services that they deserve the decision was made to close the service bays and small engine repair shop at our Home Centre location in Nipawin.

Changes in technology have caused a shift towards vehicle owners servicing their vehicles at the manufacturing dealer and we have found that we are no longer able to provide the wide range of services that our members deserve.

It is also important that our business units remain financially viable and strong. Labour sales have declined to the point where our Auto Centre is not performing to a profitable level and we have chosen not to subsidize these services from our other business units.

Our Home Centre will continue to function and bring you the home and building solutions and services that you have come to expect. The closure of the service bays will allow us to use the space to receive and stock merchandise that is relevant and useful to both our members and our business.

Questions and concerns may be directed to Pineland Co-op’s General Manager, Greg Schoonbaert by phone at 306-862-4668, by e-mail to, or by mail to Box 2015, Nipawin, SK. S0E 1E0.

The patronage and support of our members and guests of the Auto Centre over the years has truly been appreciated. We look forward to serving you in the other areas of our business and promise to continue bringing you high quality products and services. Please accept our most sincere apologies for any inconvenience.


Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What services will be affected with this change? The Pineland Co-op Home Centre will no longer offer:
    • Oil changes
    • Minor mechanical work
    • Small engine repair
    • Tire sales and installation

  • What services can I continue to expect from the Home Centre Gas Bar?
    • Retail petroleum – pump gas and clear diesel: cardlock gas and clear diesel
    • Automotive and bottle propane
    • Battery sales and warranty support
    • Similar variety of retail items as you have come to expect

  • What if I have a concern with a tire or battery that I purchased at the Auto Centre and wish to submit a warranty claim? The Home Centre will continue to have the capacity to test your battery and provide warranty support as needed. The Choiceland Farm Supply Centre will also continue to stock tires and batteries and will be capable of servicing them or handling warranty concerns. Batteries and warranty support will also be available at our Nipawin Agro Location.

  • What will happen to the equipment currently in for repair at the Auto Centre? Any existing work orders on equipment at the Home Centre will be serviced by an alternate means. Customers will be notified when their equipment is ready for pick up.